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Tom Moffatt

Charlize Theron, Adam Sandler, Justin Bartha and more celebrity news

GREETING 2014 in the paradise state: Charlize Theron, soaking up the sun and surf with some friends as she relaxed at Sean Penn‘s Velzyland retreat north of Sunset Beach … Nearly kamaaina actor Adam Sandler returned with lovely wife Jackie to the Four Seasons on Maui, which also is where Richie Sambora hung out into the new year … Kenny Chesney also celebrated New Year’s Eve at Kauai’s St. Regis hotel with his girlfriend, and Anne Hathaway arrived last weekend to check out Kauai’s North Shore …

Kicking off the year with wedding bells … The Hangover star Justin Bartha tied the knot with Punahou grad and personal trainer Lia Smith last Friday at Turtle Bay Resort … and the rumor mill has it that Queen Latifah‘s upcoming nuptials will be held this month in Hawaii nei! …

Bill Maher rang in the new year in the company of some stellar friends of his own, joined onstage for his New Year’s Eve show at Blaisdell Concert Hall by Sean Penn, Michael Moore and Eddie Vedder. In the audience: legendary record producer Clive Davis. Meanwhile, Robin Williams was spotted shopping at Safeway in Kihei …

The Jackson family member we mentioned here previously? It was Paris Jackson and her mother, Debbie Rowe. The two took some time for a mother-daughter vacation, no doubt enhancing their ever-strengthening bond …

This week in 1975: The Beach Boys perform before a sell-out crowd at HIC Arena. They begin their one-hour-and-45-minute, two-encore concert with I Can Hear Music, and continue with hit after hit, including Little Deuce Coupe, Surfer Girl, God Only Knows, Help Me Rhonda, I Get Around, Good Vibrations, Wouldn’t It Be Nice, California Girls, Surfin’ USA, Barbara Ann, Fun Fun Fun and more! Mike Love introduces Little Deuce Coupe by referring to it “as a song of great social importance”! In a radio station promotion, Virginia Cristi and Sherman Kwock are the winners of the Beach Boys Bathing Suit Contest … The opening act is Country Comfort, in support of the release of the band’s new, self-titled album and hit 45-rpm single Waimanalo Blues … and the No. 1 record in Hawaii is When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees

News Flash: There’s more fun this Sunday night as John Stamos joins Mike and the Beach Boys with even more hits for the Blaisdell Arena’s 50th anniversary celebration concert …

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